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November 02, 2021 - Marie-France Boucher, Darryl Ikbal Farshid

Turning waste into opportunity – Tuvalu's contribution to the circular economy

The saying one man's trash is another man's treasure has never been more apt for Tuvalu's first export. In June 2021, two shipping containers of crushed aluminium cans from Tuvalu headed towards South Korea. This marked a first in the country's commitment to the circular economy.

October 26, 2021 - Peter Donelan

How Aid for Trade can Complement Climate Finance

With climate change on everyone’s mind ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), what are the key issues on the table for the world’s least developed countries (LDCs)?

October 05, 2021 - Marlynne Hopper

Pesticide residues: The safe trade challenge

More collaboration, studies needed to boost developing country agri-food exports Pesticides are a hot topic when it comes to the intersection of agriculture, trade and food security.

August 17, 2021 - Urvashi Narain, Phoebe Spencer

Banking on protected areas to promote a green recovery

New study finds that conservation and tourism can go hand in hand, offering recommendations how to make it so

June 06, 2021 - Jodie Keane, Sarah Colenbrander and Laura Kelly

How can the EU’s border carbon adjustments avoid unintended consequences for LDCs?

On avoiding risks and challenges for countries striving to reduce poverty and tackle climate change

March 09, 2021 - Sofía Baliño

What role can sustainability standards play in the post COVID-19 recovery?

Adopting such standards in LDC production offers promise, but work remains

February 18, 2021 - Aadesh Subedi

Rising heat and snow-bare peaks chill Nepal's mountain economy

Originally published by Thomson Reuters Foundation, Tuesday, 9 February 2021 03:30 GMT

November 03, 2020 - Samantha Harris and Léa Farnier

How businesses can build resilience to climate impacts and protect the vulnerable throughout value chains

Companies have a key role to play in building societal resilience to crises, including the current pandemic and climate impacts, across their value chains. 

July 06, 2020 - Michelle Kovacevic

Rwanda setting example for electronic waste recycling

Government and private sector worked together to create jobs in new ‘industry’

June 25, 2020 - Global Shea Alliance

Seeing the silver lining in shea - Kora’s story

Shea is critical to the income of rural communities, and a new effort across four shea-producing countries in West Africa is looking to boost those incomes

June 23, 2020 - Anna Spenceley

COVID-19 and tourism in Africa’s protected areas: Impacts and recovery needs

COVID-19 has led to a steep decline in business for operators in protected areas, coupled with a substantial drop in future booking requests.

April 29, 2020 - Dale Honeck, Kim Kampel

West Africa's (eco)tourism initiative: Last chance to protect African biodiversity

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s travel impacts, West Africa’s objectives remain valid

April 14, 2020 - Paolo Omar Cerutti

A traded tree: What rosewood means for Africa

Following research into the mukula value chain, recommendations to preserve livelihoods and landscapes

March 04, 2020 - Filippos Pierros

Time for bold initiatives to tackle inequalities and climate change

Originally published in OECD-Development Matters on 31 January 2020

February 06, 2020 - Haruko Okusu

Benefits and challenges of automated processes for wildlife trade in poor countries

Efforts towards the automation of the CITES permitting system is an example of how trade facilitation could be applied in the wildlife sector.

February 04, 2020 - Katia Karousakis, Shunta Yamaguchi

Trade policy and the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Mainstreaming biodiversity across economic sectors is a key issue to be discussed at the CBD COP15 in China in 2020, where the post-2020 global biodiversity framework is due to be agreed upon.

December 16, 2019 - Manuel Ruiz Muller, Joseph Henry Vogel, Klaus Angerer, Nicolas Pauchard

“Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing” in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

A Global Multilateral Benefit-Sharing Mechanism is the appropriate vehicle by which biodiverse rich countries can be compensated for genetic resources utilised in intellectual property.

December 09, 2019 - Rashid S. Kaukab

Breaking silos between trade and climate for the world’s most vulnerable countries

There is urgent need to better understand trade and climate change linkages in the context of least developed countries (LDCs).

November 30, 2019 - Sarah McIvor, Sejal Patel

Learning from least developed countries on effective climate adaptation and resilience

Some of the key elements characterising effective adaptation and resilience to climate change are a long-term perspective, coordinated and coherent action, and a socially just and inclusive approach.

November 25, 2019 - Sofie H. Flensborg

Trade in wildlife as a pathway to sustainable development in poor countries – critical assumptions

Well-managed trade in wild animals and plants can contribute to the conservation of the species.

November 05, 2019 - Brendan Vickers, Hilary Enos-Edu

How trade can assist least developed countries hit by natural disasters

Many least developed countries are vulnerable to recurrent natural disasters, which exacerbate existing challenges, disrupt long-term investments and divert resources away from development to reconstruction.

October 30, 2019 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

EIF covering environment, 4IR and global trade climate in new analyses

The Enhanced Integrated Framework’s Trade for Development News is launching a new series of articles focusing on three major trade conversations happening today.

October 24, 2019 - Daniel F. Robinson, Margaret Raven

Ethical trade in natural products based on traditional knowledge

There are examples of sustainable, fair and ethical trade in products based on natural, biological resources and traditional knowledge.

October 08, 2019 - Dale Honeck, Susan Snyman, Paulin Zambelongo

How can we protect African biodiversity via LDC ecotourism?

Solutions, pitfalls and priorities to stimulate ecotourism, preserve wildlife and develop, sustainably

October 10, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Protecting an enigmatic commodity with enormous potential – gum arabic

For an arid swath of Africa, a sap-like substance offers income possibilities for the poorest of the poor, along with environmental benefits

March 08, 2018 - Stacy Corneau

Six key factors in formalizing artisanal and small-scale mining

Working in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM)—informal mining activities carried out using minimal technology or machinery—provides livelihoods for millions of people

March 08, 2018 - Simon Hess, Hang T.T. Tran

Wanjira Mathai on women's renewable energy entrepreneurship in LDCs

EIF Coordinators Hang Tran and Simon Hess interview Wanjira Mathai of wPOWER partnership on women's entrepreneurship in renewables

February 01, 2018 -

How Zambia's rural communities are taking beekeeping to the next level

Recognising that traditional honey harvesting damages the forest, Zambia’s rural communities are using modern beekeeping practices that value trees and produce better quality honey.

January 29, 2018 - Simon Hess, Michelle Kovacevic

From hunting to harvesting: Zambia’s eco-friendly approach to beekeeping

Recognising that traditional honey harvesting damages the forest, Zambia’s rural communities are using modern beekeeping practices that value trees and produce better quality honey. 

December 20, 2015 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Trade and eco-friendly business solutions

Developing eco-friendly business solutions for rural households

November 17, 2015 - Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Fighting to maintain ecosystem balance and halt the advancing Sahara desert

Oumar is one of the 370,500 people in Mali producing gum arabic, among which 80% (296,400) are women.